The forms that Doug Johnston’s vases and bowls take on are both curious and organic. Although some of his work is inspired by such concrete shapes like tree trunks, other containers take on a life of their own by embracing a more non-figurative design. Doug Johnston is like an artistic scientist experimenting any which way he can.
In this case, Doug Johnston plays with 100% cotton sash cord and sewing thread to create objects that are both flexible and stiff.
Born in Texas, Doug Johnston is currently living and working in New York. According to his biography, “Doug Johnston’s work spans architecture, art, design and music, utilizing and exploring a variety of mediums and methods including installation, sculpture, photography, performance and video.”